Monday, July 11, 2011

Simple Stars Quilt And Pillows To Match

Do you remember my foray into some more traditional quilt blocks that I was working on a while back, my Simple Stars Quilt

I had been putting off quilting it as I had found my last try at quilting anything larger than a lap quilt a bit frustrating. And, to be perfectly frank, my quilting on a couple of the Beach Blanket Quilts didn’t go so well either (they’re going to be living in the basement, methinks). Anyhow, I finally summoned up a little courage and went at it. And guess what…it went perfectly! Thank heavens too, I was more than a little discouraged, to put it mildly. Anyhow, here’s a pic of the finished product, barely covering our bed.

It finished out at about 72”x72” and this is officially my favourite quilt so far – I love the colours, and the crinkliness after it was washed and dried. And I don’t share it with the Lumberjack, it’s my personal cocoon.

I also had two FQ's leftover from the bundle that I had bought, so I used those, some plain dark brown material from my stash (stash-busting strikes again!), two pillow forms from Ikea that were waiting to be used ($2.99 each, seriously), and made simple sleeve pillowcase covers from them. 

Admittedly, the actual size of the finished case is 17.5" square and it's on a 20" pillow form, but I think that's why they're so...stuffy. I love them. And Ikea. Always.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! You're back! I was going through serious withdrawal there... ;)

    Love, love, LOVE the quilt! And the pillows are awesome too!

    Nancy :)

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